It is bronchiolitis season my friends. Even I have a bit of the URI. When we’re talking bronchiolitis, the conversation is almost always about: do steroids or bronchodilators work, what to do with a touch of hypoxia. Important conversations to be sure, but the highest yield pearl I have ever received about bronchiolitis (or any […]
Scott Weingart from EMCRIT guest stars in this episode to discuss his approach to two challenging airway cases. The common theme is ketamine and semi-awake intubation (or at least maintaining breathing while inserting the laryngoscope). http://traffic.libsyn.com/ercast/2_tough_airway_cases.output.mp3 Direct download Mentioned in this episode Rapid sequence awake intubation Rapid Sequence Awake Intubation by EMCRIT Use something […]
Does anything work to reverse angioedema? If it’s hereditary, then icatibant may do the trick. Otherwise, there’s not much out there. Fresh frozen plasma (FFP) has it’s place in angioedema lore as something that works, but the evidence in its favor is a series of case reports. Emergency physician and angioedema researcher Gentry Wilkerson gives […]
Rich Levitan, pioneer in airway management, talks about operator stress response in the difficult airway. Referenced in this discussion: The laryngeal handshake, books On Combat and Warrior Mindset. Rich offers several courses including the one of a kind Practical Emergency Airway Management Course and the Advanced Airway Endoscopy Course in Yellowstone. http://traffic.libsyn.com/ercast/Psychology_of_the_difficult_airway.output.mp3 Direct Download This Podcast Interested in a […]
Video laryngoscopy has changed the game in in airway management, but has it made direct laryngoscopy obsolete? Anand “The Swami” Swaminathan joins Ercast to discuss the controversy and share some of his research. http://traffic.libsyn.com/ercast/_video_killed_the_radio_star.output.mp3 Direct Download Links Discussed in this episode EM Lyceum EM Basic What’s the best bottled cold brew coffee?
Thinking about intubating? Don’t forget to preoxygenate. Fill your toolbelt with apneic oxygenation, NIVPPV, and high flow facemask oxygen.
Managing a patient in cardiac arrest has changed a lot in the past decade. In this episode we review end tidal CO2, induced hypothermia, and much more.